Amitriptyline

by Cathy Parkes April 06, 2020


Amitriptyline is a Tricyclic Antidepressant.


HINT: "Amy tripped over a tricycle in the desert".


Desert helps you remember anticholinergic side effects (urinary retention, constipation, dry mouth, blurry vision, photophobia, tachycardia)


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